Nearly a year after his last big cash, Ylaan emerged as the winner of Full Tilt’s game289 Event 10. The win should prove as a major boost to his bankroll, injecting more than $80,000 in capital.
The tournament itself featured $10+$1 entry tickets, with multiple entries, rebuys, and $10 add-ons all available. The game was standard No Limit Texas Holdem, with six-max tables. In all, 17,057 players anted up, with rebuys (29,083) and add-ons (10.951) absolutely shattering the $250K guarantee.
Just how high did the action climb? Check it out: $570,910.
As mentioned at the outset, this is the first major win for Ylaan in quite some time. At the end of last March, the up-and-down online player posted a $22,000-plus win at Full Tilt’s $200K Double Deuce. Since then, his single tournament high failed to clear $4,000.
Here’s how the rest of the final table finished:
#1 – Ylaan ($80,036.40)
#2 – FavreNYJ4 ($61,229.57)
#3 – David Pham ($39,,392.79)
#4 – TravestyFund ($25,405.50)
#5 – dougiedan678 ($16,270.94)
#6 – buckakers ($11,246.93)
The above figures reflect the deal struck between the top two finishers, which was worked out following the elimination of Pham.
The next highest finishing pro was Jon Turner, whose 125th place knockout earned him $382.51 in compensation. Felipe Mojave preceded him, with a 236th place elimination worth $302.58. Mojave also grabbed another $176.98 thanks to a 388th place berth.
In all, the top 2,100 finishers received a slice of the prize. The minimum payment handed out was set at $51.38.
Nearly 16,000 players registered for the third event of MiniFTOPS XIX. The event was a $33 Rush Poker tournament. Oh, and you could have bought in multiple times thanks to Full Tilt Poker’s Multi Entry Tournaments. Essentially, it was pure madness as the $100k guaranteed was shattered by the almost $500,000 prize pool. Top prize was $90k.
MiniFTOPS XIX Event 3 was hosted by Stuart Paterson. Paterson, also known as “The Donator”, has made one World Poker Tour (WPT) Final Table. However, Paterson has not been relevant in the poker world since 2006 when he made a deep run in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event.
None of Paterson’s entries made it in the money but a few Full Tilt Red Pros cashed. Scott Montgomery, Eddy Scharf, and Annette_15 made the money. Unfortunately, no member of team Full Tilt made a significant run.
When it was all said and done. Six players chopped at the final table. The money was distributed relatively equally. The first place finisher, mimipouliot111, received only $6,000 more dollars than Equeen33, who finished in sixth place. Without a deal in place the gap between first and sixth would be $80,000!
Congratulations to the six players who chopped! Remember, MiniFTOPS features multiple tournaments every day until March 20th. If you’re looking for tournament action, look no further than Full Tilt Poker’s MiniFTOPS!